Picture of the first Goetheum
- I came across this picture and was floored. Aesthetically, I like the
first Goetheum better than the second. Unfortunatly, the first one
burnt to the ground most likely because of an arsonist.
- ******* It was DEFINITELY the work of an arsonist, and NOT a Nazi agent (as
Trevor Ravenscroft and other s have said). I investigated it and found out
that the Catholic priest in the nearby town of Arlesheim had been calling
the Anthroposophical Society HQ the work of the devil for years, and had
worked up many young members of his church to take action. When the fire
started, Steiner's people found that the locals had slashed all the fire
hoses in advance so it couldn't be put out. Not too likely to have that
happen to have been done and then an accidental fire start.
The reason why the Society doesn't want to talk about this is that these
local people still have families there. The perpetrators are all dead now
but their children and grandchildren are still around.
I have yet to get a copy of the police report but I was tiold it
conclusively determined arson ---- as did the insurance inspectors.
>Subject: [steiner] Picture of the first Goetheum
>Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:26:40 -0000
>I came across this picture and was floored. Aesthetically, I like the
>first Goetheum better than the second. Unfortunatly, the first one
>burnt to the ground most likely because of an arsonist.